Overall Purpose of Small Groups
The language of Ephesians 4:12 makes it clear that the Body of Christ builds itself up as members encourage, exhort and support each other. This can be hard to do in a big church. Our Small Group ministry puts people together to study, share, grow, laugh, cry and love together.
As we “consider how to stimulate one another” as God’s flock (Hebrews 10:24-25), we recognize the power and purpose of our small group ministry. These 5 points help give focus to our small groups.
Fellowship – 1 Peter 3:8
Goal: To provide participants an opportunity to get know one another; to encourage, pray, and hold one another accountable to righteous living.
Leadership – 2 Timothy 2:2
Goal: To provide a setting to give the body opportunity to identify and exercise their spiritual gifts in an environment that will provide loving evaluation, affirmation, and growth.
Outreach – 1 Peter 3:15
Goal: To provide an atmosphere where participants would invite friends to observe the love of Christ and the unity in the group, resulting in occasions to share Christ with them.
Caring – 1 Peter 3:8
Goal: To provide practical ways through activities and service where each participant is looking out for the interests of others more than their own.
Knowledge & Teaching – Ephesians 4:15
Goal: To provide a framework where God’s Word can be used to speak the truth to one another, that growth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ might occur.
Times & Locations
BBC Small Groups generally meet, during the school year, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, or during those weeks as fits the members’ schedules.
Address: 53095 Mulberry Lane Calumet, MI 49913
Studying: To be determined…but probably starting with “That the World May Know” (a video series on Biblical archeology)
Address: 43299 US Hwy 41 Chassell, MI 49916
Studying: 9Marks small group study on “The Gospel”
Address: 54304 Pontiac Hancock, MI 4993
Studying: “Everybody, Always” by Bob Goff… this is a study on how to love difficult people intentionally
Address: 506 Fourth St Houghton MI 49931
Studying: 2 Timothy (following Pastor Brian’s sermons)
Address: 3364 Bumbletown Rd. Allouez, MI 49805
Studying: Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp
Address: 49343 Airport Park Rd. Dollar Bay, MI 49922
Studying: To be determined…but possibly the book of Revelation
For 2018-2019, each group plans to meet on Small Group Sunday evenings starting around 6pm – check with the leader to see if their group will be meeting early in order to share a meal!
We believe children can be a valuable, active part of the study, but some groups arrange child care.